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this law victimizes children to make a political point. the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted children. some 60,000 of them have been given homes by americans since the fall of the soviet union. there's nearly 52 children in the process of being adopted by american families right now. in some cases, families who have been waiting years to complete the adoption process. this new law will block those kids from leaving russia. meaning, they will not be coming to the u.s. and given a new home. and so far, the u.s. has not responded. josh? >> thank you. amy? >> heartbreaking story, josh. >>> we have breaking weather news, though. much of the country under a blanket of snow. and sam's telling us, there's more snow on the way. >> watching this storm develop this morning, amy. good morning, everybody. 64% of the country now has the white stuff on the ground. let's look at pictures out of maine, and the storm exiting that area. caused gusting winds up and down maine. killington, vermont, coming in with 18 inches of snow. some places in vermont with 27 inches of snow. as we said, the gu
on the fiscal cliff. just a matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. law maikers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the taxes are set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teerts on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the big es threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying, he was unable to even counter the latest republican offer. >> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on hi
up is a story that means a lot to lawyers like me. the new year means a batch of new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning, ranging from minor traffic regulations to the recognition of same-sex marriage to some that are bizarre. linsey davis joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, dan. employers asking for your login info will be a thing of the past. in several states. lots of new laws on the book. scratching your head, something to make you say, hmm. when the ball drops monday night, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws, that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97-743 in illinois. which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone what pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts, will be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles. yes, consider these containers contraband. in the sunshine state, don't flash your headlights to warn drivers of a speeding trap or you'll get pulled over. you might have better luck in california
's never been in trouble with the law before. but she is now behind bars. she's charged with lying to authorities investigating the murder of university of new hampshire student lizzie marriott in october. the 19-year-old's disappearance sent chills through the campus. this actor and martial arts instructor is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing marriott. authorities blame mcdonough, the girlfriend at the time, for lying to them about that critical search window. >> she gave a statement to investigators investigating miss marriott's disappearance. and gave a false alibi as to her whereabouts on the day in question, october 9th. and gave a false statement on their actions that night. >> reporter: refusing to xhe comment. >> you can talk to my attorney. >> reporter: mcdonough knew lizzie marriott by working with her. the details against her ex-boyfriend have been sealed. mcdonough's attorney successfully argued to have her bail reduced. reminding the court, she's not charged with murder. her ex-boyfriend is. >> as i read the complaints, conspiracy to apprehension.
law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter storm warnings there in pink. and the lows combine. it will be rainy in parts of the carolinas. but then it will start to intensify and drop snow in connecticut, rhode island and massachusetts, in the heart of where all that snow will intensify. back into parts of new york and pennsylvania. you'll still get s
the news. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunity for everybody. >> reporter: but the bill almost went down in the face of feeted objections from many house republicans. >> there's no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. >> what we're really doing is raising taxes to give the president more money to spend. we think that's a bad idea. >> reporter: even eric cantor, the second-highest ranking republican in the house, was opposed to the deal struck by his colleagues in the senate. >> i do not support the bill. >> reporter: but others said, like it or not, the bill was the only way to prevent a big tax increase for virtually every american worker. >> republicans and the american people are getting something really important, permanent tax relief. >> reporter: the bill will prevent an income tax relief on workers earning under $400,000 a year. but the bill leaves a lot left to do. in two months, the government will hit the limit of how much money it can borrow, unless congress raises the so-called debt cei
approved it last november. gay marriage is now the law in nine states and the district of columbia. >>> taking a look now at your new year's day weather forecast, thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and atlanta. it's a windy day in the northeast. snow in possible in columbus, ohio and charleston, west virginia. the coldest air of the season hits chicago, denver and omaha. seattle and portland are in the upper 30s. that's the national forecast. >>> a chilly start to the rose parade in pasadena. in the low 40s. crews have been making last-minute fixes to the floats all night after they were towed into position last night. spectators have also been waiting all night for the parade to start. hundreds of thousands of people are expected. >>> and finally, among those in pasadena will be our friend espn's hannah storm will be hosting abc's coverage of the rose parade. it marks a return to air after she was seriously burned at home three weeks ago. hannah was using a propane gas grill outside her home when it exploded. you can see the parade with hannah and josh this morning at 11:00
legislature passed a law requiring all homeowners to submit an application. we had a five-year grace period. that's over. so now you have to fill out that form. >>> time now for a check of what's going on outside. mike, it has begun. >> it has begun, a lot of heavy sleet along 95 right now, along 40 you're dealing with that, really from the city on points to the south. it is raining out over the eastern shore and it is now coming down as some snow out toward the west, right along 70 going out towards fredrick, some pretty heavy snow coming down. not expecting an accumulation for the city, along 95. but outside of town two to three inches and it will really stack up out towards western maryland. could be as much as five to a foot of snow as we go into tomorrow. storm wraps up going into thursday. friday looks good and could be another storm saturday into sunday. let's get a check on traffic. lauren cook in the traffic center. hello, lauren. >>reporter: hi, mike. definitely take it slow. we do have a crash in ellicott city on little pawtuxent parkway. an accident has cleared from the noarnl
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